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post #11 of 18
With the 40MHZ band depending on interference in your area it could actually make you throughput worse.

For myself I have a Netgear WNR2000 flashed with DD-WRT as a Wireless Bridge. When I keep it on Dynamic Frequency it usually defaults to 20MHZ and gives me better throughput in some cases than the 40MHZ.
Also to note the Bridge is about 25 feet away from the Router.

When i'm about 6 -10 feet from the Router using my Thinkpad 40MHZ usually turns on.
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

The RT-N56U supports 802.11n simultanuous 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
However, the PCE-N15 is only 802.11n 2.4GHz adapter.
Generally, you only get better thoughput with 40Mhz on 2.4GHz if there is low interference. Try testing again with 40Mhz turned off.

I have because at first it wouldn't work with 40Mhz on!




Also I've heard so much anti desktop PC being on wireless, but I've never had a single issue with ping or speeds with my 6 year old USB adapter. I get 5 bars and the full 25mbps of my internet. I'm not going to spend $100+ on those Ethernet adapters to save .5ms.
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post #13 of 18
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Maybe I also should have clarified....

I did speed tests using the same settings on both the desktop using the USB adapter, the PCIe adapter, using my hp touchpad, and my laptop. Only the PCIe ASUS adapter had latency and internet speed issues.
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I have because at first it wouldn't work with 40Mhz on!
Also I've heard so much anti desktop PC being on wireless, but I've never had a single issue with ping or speeds with my 6 year old USB adapter. I get 5 bars and the full 25mbps of my internet. I'm not going to spend $100+ on those Ethernet adapters to save .5ms.

Yes, but do you do any LAN transfers?

Doing PC backups with 3MB/s would take forever....
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Yes, but do you do any LAN transfers?
Doing PC backups with 3MB/s would take forever....

No I'm at school in a house with other people and I dont have an intricate setup. I have everything I need such as HDD's connected to my desktop. I just need internet access, I've never had any latency issues with my 6 year old G USB adaptor, nor have I had speed issues.

I honestly cannot believe its so hard to find a decent PCI/PCIe card. I've been searching for 3 days and there isn't one that looks like everyone likes it.
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post #16 of 18
I'm using a Dlink DWA-556 PCIe adaptor, but I can't recommend it because it started causing BSODs for me out of the blue (it also randomly stopped somehow). Performance-wise though, I can't really fault it (especially given how far away I am from the router).
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post #17 of 18
I was looking for new NIC card for my wife's laptop....


Go to eBay and get a Intel 5300 for $5-8 and then get a mini-PCIe to PCIe adapter with 3 Antenna for $8.

You know have a 3x3:3 802.11n NIC with very good driver support. thumb.gif
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post #18 of 18
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Ok now you guys got me thinking.... I can get the WD powerline adapter kit for $60 via amazon prime. Will that be similar to that $100 belkin you guys suggested?

I might aswell get something that will get it done right and not have to screw with pcie adapters.
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